By Adam Roberts – 3/12/2021
Last night in Milwaukee, the Bucks entertained a small number of fans at Fiserv Forum to a 134-103 win over the New York Knicks. By this time next week, the number will be nearly doubled.
The Milwaukee Health Department and the Bucks have reached an agreement to increase the maximum attendance from 1,800 fans to about 3,300, all part of a slow-but-steady climb in fan numbers which should from a player perspective help to build up a better game atmosphere than playing in an empty arena.
Any plans to go past the planned 18% capacity are to be determined by both the team and the county health department, but with vaccines continuing to ramp up (especially with yesterday’s Wisconsin DHS announcement that 16-64 year olds with underlying health conditions can receive vaccines March 29th and President Biden’s speech yesterday hoping all Americans can be vaccinated by May 1st) that number likely will go up again.